W6/ND-378 – Sheep Mountain

Sheep Mountain is near the end of White Mountain Road. I don’t have a car that will make it down this road reliably, so I brought my dual sport motorcycle which ran well at elevation. I was worried about it, as other carbureted motos I’ve owned completely loose power or refuse to idle when faced with altitude. While the hike wasn’t far, less than two miles, and not insanely steep, the elevation 12,439′ according to my GPS, really slowed me down. After reaching the top and catching my breath, I setup my vertical antenna with 8 radials and spotted myself on 20m via APRS. Made 3 S2S contacts, and 1 POTA contact. Unknown to me at the time of activation, this summit qualifies for summer bonus points, which was a nice surprise. I can’t wait to come back to this area for more hiking in the future!


Total distance: 1.87 mi
Max elevation: 12494 ft
Total climbing: 801 ft
Total time: 02:15:53
Download file: Sheep Mountain.GPX

Date:04/07/2021 | Summit:W6/ND-378 (Sheep Mountain)

18:51W3JPH14MHzSSBS55 R55
18:56KI7ADV14MHzSSBS59 R59 S2S W6/SS-252
18:57KE0JVS14MHzSSBS59 R58 TOM POTA K4026
18:59NS7P14MHzSSBS52 R33
19:01K7GUD14MHzSSBS35 R51 S2S W7Y/TT-075
19:02KJ7UIZ14MHzSSBS59 R52
19:03NW7E14MHzSSBS59 R55
19:11KG6DTZ144MHzFMS59 R59 S2S W6/SS-059
19:12WA6IQO144MHzFMS59 R59
19:15AC6AT144MHzFMS54 R55
19:18W7WOW144MHzFMS59 R59 BOB
19:21KB6LHM144MHzFMS59 R59 STEVE
White Mountain Road
More White Mountain Road
More White Mountain Road, this is County Line Peak.
Where I parked the moto. Summit can’t be seen from here.
All rocks hiking over the first hill.
Not too terrible to hike over
Over the first hill, Sheep Mountain is to the right.
Benchmark at the top
Another benchmark
Summit log, signed by KM3A and N0OI
Hiking down, this is the hill I hiked over. I went around it going down.
Looking at White Mountain Road from the first hill.